Thursday, March 15, 2007

Writing in Books, Part Three

Booking Through Thursday

1. Speaking of writing in books, what about writing the entire thing? Do you write? Aspire to write? Dream about writing?

- I have always admire the many people(all authors alike) who write great stories. I have always been a reader since I was kids. Not until When I was in either 6th or 7th grade, one of our assignment was to write a story. So I did. I remember sitting on chair in front of the kitchen table writing Halloween story. With one of my friend, who also in the same class, sitting next to me, we will keep writing and writing and writing. We didn't want to stop. We had to read our stories in front of the class. I'm always nervous standing in front of people. I don't do well, with crowd. But feeling nervous and with a shaky hand, I began to read it out loud. And added sound to my story where need, like when the door creak or the clock bong...etc. At the end, the whole class clapped for me. I knew then that my story was great. I even got an A for this assignment :) After that, I knew I dream about becoming a writer. Many authors today, have inspired me to atlease try my hand in writing. I have written 3 stories since then, which is still on my folders. And no one ever read it. *grin*.
P.S. - As for my friend, when it her turn to read it out loud, she end up passed out and didn't finish the story. She was more nervous than I was hehehe *grin*

2. If you do write, do you do it for yourself, or because you hope to be published? (Or because you ARE published?)

- I started out writing the 3 stories to only entertained myself. I love to write and then look back at them to see how much my writing have changed. I wrote this 13 years ago, and no one knew about it. And nor have they ever read it either. I don't think I would make a good writer, although I do hope to be published someday :)

Don't forget to leave a link to your actual response in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!


Melody said...

Hey Julia, thanks for sharing. :)(Although you have mentioned some of it to me some time ago...hehe). My advice is, keep on writing and never let go of your dream! Good luck!

Julia said...

Thanks for the advice and stopping by, Melody! You're a real sweet :)

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh my gosh! Funny about your friend. And, whether you're published or not, writing is a wonderful hobby to have.

Here are my answers!

Darla said...

So, come on, spill it--what are the stories about?

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I get totally nervous in front of other people too. Your poor friend :)

You've done good to write three stories already. More than me!

Have a great day!!!

DeN said...

I'd looooove to hear about your stories! A round of applause and and A in class means that you're writing skills are more than OK! ^_^

G.P. said...

happy TT and great writing!!

I like your list... i'm a sue grafton aficionado myself

Come on inn to our TT


Julia said...

Marianne - My friend and I talked about this incident of her passed out all the time, we laugh about it ;)

Darla - well...1) one of the story is about group of friends, going seperate way after graduation High School. So each person get their stories told about what happen with them and their life. Then there is high school reunion and they all met once again..this time they're older.And thing pick up from there as we get glimps to what happen to them after reunion. And finding that true love were right there with them all that time. 2) the second story is supposely be historical about a girl who fell in love with pirate ...LOL. 3)And the third one is about a girl, finding that she has sisters she never knew after her father told her on his death bed. And his final wish was for her to go find her's sisters. There is mystry and romance, which is where she met the hero ...*grin*. It really not that great to publish but I enjoy writing it and re-reading it. But I cringed all the same when I see errors *grin*

Stacy - My friend tell me she was really embarrassed when she passed out. Her nervous got the best of her, as it does to me too

Den - Am very flatter that you would want to read my stories. Maybe someday I have the nerve to let people read it. But, I don't think am ready to ...just yet LOL. Thanks for applause :)

G.P - Thanks for comment. I have heard about Sue Grafton but haven't yet read it. I saw your TTs and comments on it :)

Thanks everyone for stopping by my blog. It sure have been pleasure to read your comments and talking to you. Happy Booking Through Thursday...I hope you all have a nice day!

Darla said...

Cool, Julia! You should polish them up and send them out there! You know how much I like reunion romance stories. And what's not to like about pirates!! The third one reminds me of Montana Sky, with the sisters and the mystery. Cool stuff. :)

Daphne said...

Hi Julia - thanks for stopping by my blog! Hopefully one day you'll get one of those stories (or a new one you've written) published. Then we can all say "we knew her when".


Carrie K said...

That's the one thing that truly defines writers - they write. Practice makes perfect.

Nice 13 list! I just put a Roxanne St Claire on my holds list at the library.